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Markus Vogt of the Newport Community Learning Center with three students in "Essentials of Math" this semester
Northeast Kingdom

CCV and NEKLS collaborate

NEWPORT — Community Colleges in the Northeast Kingdom have teamed up with Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) to help students connect to the college while working on skill gaps – and best yet, doing it all for free. It happens through math and English courses called “College Essentials.” According to the CCV Coordinators of Academic… Keep Reading

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Newport man arrested after standoff with police

NEWPORT — The standoff on Pleasant Street ended early Wednesday morning, with the arrest of a 41-year-old Newport man. The incident started at around 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday when the Newport Police Department responded to 501 Pleasant Street for a report of a man dressed in camouflage threatening his neighbors with an assault rifle. Police… Keep Reading


Armed standoff on Pleasant Street in Newport

NEWPORT — Police officers are at the scene of an armed standoff on Pleasant Street in Newport. The situation started at around 2 p.m. at 501 Pleasant Street. Police say the suspect, identified as Dan Kelley, got into an altercation with a neighbor. He is reported to be armed with a rifle. A neighboring apartment… Keep Reading


Broken down car in Brownington leads to heroin arrest

BROWNINGTON — A broken down vehicle in Brownington on Saturday led to the arrest of a woman for suspicion of heroin and drug paraphernalia possession. Police investigated a disabled vehicle in the roadway on Center Road at approximately 7:30 p.m. According to the report, “the vehicle was empty upon police arrival, and contraband and evidence… Keep Reading


Local 3D real estate tours offered by Century 21 Farm & Forest

NEWPORT — 3D is not just for big blockbusters like “Star Wars’’ anymore. It’s becoming one of the hottest trends in real estate, and Century 21 Farm & Forest is now offering the service. “We at Century 21 Farm & Forest always strive to stay ahead of the curve to bring our customers and clients… Keep Reading


Newport Human Services give students truth and tools

NEWPORT — Students from Champlain College Psychology classes interacted with what Champlain’s CAP Program Coordinator, Kimberly Quinn, called “a 14 carat professional panel made up of private practice clinicians, addictions treatment, restorative justice, DCF, NEKLS, and a variety of other treatment professionals,” in the city of Newport. This unique educational, all-day foray into the Newport… Keep Reading


Irasburg Planning Commission to hold Open House at Leach Library

IRASBURG — The Irasburg planning commission is planning the second of a series of evening Open Houses designed to enhance opportunities for Irasburg’s citizens to share in the development of the community’s town plan. The informal Open House will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, at Irasburg’s Leach Public Library.… Keep Reading


Search underway for missing hunter in Holland

HOLLAND — A search for a missing hunter in Holland is underway and expected to continue through the weekend, police say. On Wednesday, at around 10:00 p.m. police were notified of an overdue hunter on South Shore Road. Police say they immediately began attempts to locate John “Jack” Chapman, 72, from Brattleboro. Rescue teams began… Keep Reading

Northeast Kingdom

New beginnings for women entrepreneurs in the Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — A first-time USDA Rural Business Development grant called 
”ASPIRE!” has arrived to engage and empower women entrepreneurs in the Northeast Kingdom.  A grant rich in opportunities for applicants, the first tier award will be for $2,000 to help for technical assistance. Circle of Support members then pitch judges for the second tier of… Keep Reading


Derby man assaulted and pointed gun at victim, police say

DERBY — A 21-year-old man from Derby was arrested on Saturday after police say he assaulted someone and pointed a gun at them. Authorities were dispatched to a welfare check in Derby after someone called police to report that their friend had been threatened with a weapon. Troopers responded to the victim’s home and allege… Keep Reading


Two injured after four-car crash in Derby

DERBY — A four-car pileup at around 7:40 a.m. on the Derby Road on Tuesday sent two people to the hospital. According to the report, before the crash two cars were stopped waiting to make a left turn onto Joseph Street, and a third vehicle was attempting to stop. Police say Daniel Bumbarger, 28, of… Keep Reading


Orleans County voters support incumbents, Trump

NEWPORT — Orleans County voters overwhelmingly supported incumbent candidates in local elections, as well as Republican Donald Trump for President when they visited polls on Tuesday. Although a close race, 193 more people in Orleans County voted for Trump, over Hillary Clinton. In total, 5,198 people across Orleans County went with Trump. In Essex County,… Keep Reading

Derby Line

Police: Halloween candy in Derby Line possibly tampered with

DERBY LINE — Police are warning that someone possibly tampered with Halloween candy passed out in Derby Line. On Monday, police were contacted by a concerned citizen who lives in Charleston, advising that she had returned home from trick-or-treating with her children in Derby Line. After returning home the woman started the process of sorting… Keep Reading

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